Programme
    Wednesday February 11th, 2015


Opening Session: 10.00 – 11.30

10.00 – 10.05          Opening Remarks: Princess Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite, Executive Directorof Royal
    Academy of Science International Trust, Founder of World Women’s Health and
    Development Forum

10.05 – 10.15          Secretary-General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon

10.15 – 10.25          Executive Director, UN Women, Under-Secretary-General H.E. Ms. Phumzile
    Mlambo-Ngcuka

10.30 – 10.40          H.E. Ms. Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Health, Russian Federation

10.40 – 10.50          Executive Director, UNFPA, H.E. Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

10.50 – 11.00          Hon. Dr. Helena Dalli, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties,
    Malta

11.00 – 11.10          H.E. Mrs. Marta Arsovska Tomovska, Deputy Minister of Information Society and
    Administration, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

11.10 – 11.20          Hon. Mr. Samy Gemayel, MP, Republic of Lebanon

11.20 – 11.25          Mr. Amir Dossal, Founder and Chairman of the Global Partnerships Forum

11.25 – 11.30          Youth Vision: Sigrid Semerdjian

11.30 – 11.40        Health Break


1st Session: 11:40 – 13.00
    Women’s Health and Sustainable Development

11.40 – 11.50          Introduction: Mr. Nikil Seth, Director, Division of Sustainable Development, UN DESA

11.50 – 11.55          Moderator Remarks: H.E. Ms. Alya Ahmed S. Al-Thani, Ambassador, Permanent
    Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations

11.55 – 12.05          H.E. Dr. Nila Moeloek, Minister of Health, Indonesia, Will be represented by Dr. Anung
    Sugihantono, Director General of Nutrition and Maternal and Child Health

12.05 – 12.15          Dr. Joe Thomas, Executive Director, Partners in Population and Development
    Organization

12.15 – 12.25          H.E. Mr. Ufuk Gokcen, Permanent Observer of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
    to the United Nations

12.25 – 12.35          Dr. Rama Lakshminarayanan, Senior Health Specialist, The World Bank

12.35 – 12.40          Prof. Nimmi Ramanujam, Founder of Women’s Health Technologies Center, Duke
    Global Health Institute

12.40 – 12.50          Ms. Nana Taona Kuo, Senior Manager, Every Woman Every Child Initiative, UN

12.50 – 13.00          Questions and Remarks

13.00 – 15.00          Lunch Break


2nd Session: 15.00 – 16:30
    Global Policy-Making for Women’s Healthcare and Reform

15.00 – 15.05          Moderator Remarks: Hon. Judge Elizabeth Stong, US Bankruptcy Court

15.05 – 15.15          Prof. Ashish Jha, Director, Harvard Global Health Institute

15.15 – 15.25          Ms. Judith Arenas, Deputy Permanent Observer, Intl. Development Law Organization

15.25 – 15.35          Mr. Martín Sabignoso, Director of the "Programa Sumar", Ministry of Health, Argentina

15.35 – 15.45          Prof. Gavin Yamey, Global Health Group, University of California at San Francisco

15.45 – 15.55          Mrs. Nelisiwe Vilakazi Deputy Director General for Strategy and Organisational
    Transformation, Department of Social Development, South Africa

15.55 – 16.05          Ms. Kate Roberts, Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy, PSI

16.05 – 16.15          Ms. Katja Iversen, CEO, Women Deliver

16.15 – 16.30          Questions and Remarks

16.30 – 16.40          Health Break


3rd Session: 16:40 – 18.00
    Lifestyle, Media and Women’s Health

16.40 – 16.45          Moderator Remarks: Mr. Maher Nasser, Director of DPI Outreach Division, UN

16.45 – 16.55          Dr. Indrajit Banerjee, Director, Knowledge Societies Division, Communication and
    Information Sector - UNESCO

16.55 – 17.05          Prof. Leigh Rich, Director of Public Health and Media Institute, Armstrong University

17.05 – 17.15          Dr. Pamela Y. Collins, Director, Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental
    Health, National Institute of Mental Health, USA

17.15 – 17.25          Dr. Susan Finn, Past President, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

17.25 – 17.35          Dr. Richard Wright, UNRWA Representative

17.35 – 17.40          Youth Vision: Alexander Jean and Jiyoung Kim, International Students, Felician College,
    The Franciscan College of New Jersey

17.40 – 18.00          Questions and Remarks



    Thursday February 12th, 2015

4th Session: 10.00 – 11:30
    Policy Imperatives for Women’s Health Research and Development

10.00 – 10.10          Moderator Remarks: Dr. Heidi Stensmyren, President, Swedish Medical Association

10.10 – 10.20          H.E. Ms. Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Health, Russian Federation

10.20 – 10.30          Ms. Daniela Bas, Director, Division for Social Policy and Development, United Nations

10.30 – 10.40          Dr. Janine Austin Clayton, Director, Office of Research on Women’s Health, US Dept.
    of Health and Human Services

10.40 – 10.50          Professor Elizabeth Henske, Director, Center for LAM Research and Clinical Care,
    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

10.50 – 11.00          Professor Hina W. Chaudhry, M.D., Director, Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine,
    Icahn School of Medicine, Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYC

11.00 – 11.10          Ms. Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur, Director, African Leaders Malaria Alliance

11.10 – 11.15          Youth Vision: William Steimel and Somi Kim, International Students, Felician College,
    The Franciscan College of New Jersey

11.15 – 11.30          Questions and Remarks


11.30 – 11.40          Health Break


5th Session:  11:40 – 13.00
    Empowering Women in Science and Economy

11.40 – 11.45          Moderator Remarks: H.E. Mrs. María Cristina Perceval, Permanent Representative of
    Argentina to the UN

11.45 – 11.55          Dr Ann Lee-Karlon, President, Association for Women in Science

11.55 – 12.05          Ms. Jane Stewart, Director, ILO UN Liaison Office

12.05 – 12.15          Ms. Moufida Goucha, Director, UNESCO Liaison Office, United Nations

12.15 – 12.25          Ms. Indrani Goradia, Founding Member of the Women Investment Network

12.25 – 12.35          Prof. Nilufer Narli, Chairperson of Sociology Department and the Director of Center for
    Society, Health Behaviour and Preventive Studies, Bahcesehir University, Turkey

12.35 – 12.45          Ms. Susan Solovic, Institute of Economic Empowerment of Women

12.45 – 13.00          Questions and Remarks


13.00 – 15.00          Lunch Break


6th Session:  15.00 – 16:30
    Challenges & Opportunities in the Post-2015 Development Landscape

15.00 – 15.10          Moderator Remarks: H.E. Mrs. Edita Hrda, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of
    the Czech Republic to the UN

15.10 – 15.20          H.E. Ms. Benedicte Frankinet, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Belgium to
    the UN

15.20 – 15.30          Dr. Jacob Kumaresan, Director, WHO Office at the United Nations

15.30 – 15.40          Lt-Colonel Ziad Kaed Bey, Head of Human Rights Department, Internal Security Forces,
    Ministry of Interior, Republic of Lebanon

15.40 – 16.30          Professor Leigh Rich lead Discussant, Forum Declaration


16.30 – 16.40          Health Break


16.40 – 18.00
    Adoption of Forum Declaration and Closing Session

16.40 – 16.50          Moderator Remarks: Mr. Amir Dossal, Founder and Chairman of the Global
Partnerships Forum

16.50 – 17.00          Assistant Secretary-General, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women H.E. MS.
    Lakshmi Puri

17.00 – 17.10          Mr. Enver Yucel, President and Chairman of Board of Trustees,  Bahcesehir University,
    Turkey

17.10 – 17.15          Statement from H.E. Dr. Flavia Bustreo, Assistant Director-General - Family, Women's
    and Children's Health, WHO

17.15 – 17.25          Forum Declaration: Mr. Richard Jordan, Royal Academy of Science International Trust

17.25 – 17.30          H.E. Ms. Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Health, Russian Federation

17.30 – 17.35          Hon. Dr. Helena Dalli, Minister of Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberty

17.35 – 17.40          H.E. Mrs. Marta Arsovska Tomovska, Deputy Minister of Information Society and
    Administration, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

17.40 – 17.45          Hon. Mr. Samy Gemayel, MP, Republic of Lebanon

17.45 – 17.50          Mr. Nikil Seth, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, UN DESA

17.50 – 17.55          Princess Dr. Nisreen el Hashemite, Executive Director, Royal Academy of Science
    International Trust
The Inaugural World Women's Health and Development Forum



11 - 12 February 2015
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